Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
As we age, the upper and lower eyes develop loose skin and excess fat that creates puffiness. This can cause a change in facial expressions and you may begin to look tired, fatigued, sad or even angry even though you’re not. These imperfections can also affect vision. Because of the dramatic results provided by blepharoplasy, many men and woman are choosing this procedure to look more youthful and rejuvenated.
The eyelid lift, also referred to as eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic eye surgery in which the excess skin and fat are removed from the upper or lower eyes in order to improve the appearance of the eyes.
Upper eyelid surgery – involves the removal of excess skin that is affecting your vision and/or giving you a tired appearance. The procedure is generally performed as an outpatient under local anesthesia and mild sedation.
Lower eyelid surgery – performed to reduce the appearance of bagginess under the eyes. Excess skin, fat, and muscle are removed from the area and the remaining skin is reshaped into a to look smoother and firmer. The procedure is generally performed as an outpatient under local anesthesia and mild sedation.
If you are considering eyelid surgery, you should begin with a consultation with Hampton Roads Eye Associates.